Heartbreak Weather

Niall Horan - Heartbreak Weather
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #605 / 620
User Score
Based on 219 ratings
2020 Ratings: #983
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March 13, 2020 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

As his ex-1D crew continue their own solo careers, Horan maintains his position near the top of the pack with yet another relatable collection of emotive vignettes about everyday love.

70
American Songwriter

Niall Horan manages to further distance himself from his One Direction days with his second solo effort. At a tall 14 songs, Heartbreak Weather is a stylistic leveling-up that swings for flashier theatrics, moodier ruminations, and a silkier vocal coating.

60
NME
The album claims to take the listener down a recent break-up’s memory lane via various meteorological images conjured up by Horan, but much of it feels awfully familiar in terms of vague romantic compliments and yearning.
60
The Telegraph
Horan doesn’t exactly make heavy weather of his people-pleasing sophomore album but the results are almost too obvious, lacking any spark of originality, or genuine electricity.
60
The Observer
It’s the excellent title track’s flirtation with glossy, synth-tinged MOR that suggests where Horan might be headed next.
47
Pitchfork

For his catchy but charmless second solo album, the pop singer offers a loose-concept record that explores every angle of a breakup through the most pitiful of conversation starters: the weather.

40
The Independent
He’s still One Direction’s most likeable export, but Niall Horan struggles to define his musical identity on his shiny if haphazard second album.
40
The Young Folks

Heartbreak Weather contradicts what most people expected a Niall Horan heartbreak album to look like. It’s bombastic in nature, limited in songwriting scope, and tonally deficient in concept.

zachthesnack
18
I would rather contract coronavirus than to listen to this useless crock of bland horseshit again
N0stalgia
30
"A toast sandwich is a sandwich made with two slices of bread in which the filling is a thin slice of toasted bread, which can be heavily buttered. An 1861 recipe says to add salt and pepper to taste."
MasterCrackfox
55
The majority of other listeners and reviewers have summed up Heartbreak Weather pretty accurately in terms of my feelings on the record by former One Direction-er Niall Horan. The album is largely a lifeless affair with very little noteworthy moments. Niall also seems to struggle to find his own voice in many respects outside of his previous group - at times his vocal performances sound almost like Patrick Monahan of Train (see the chorus of Black and White), and at even more awkward moments ... read more
Marazaroth
5
It's like eating plain rice.

Where's the curry at, Niall?
dcritic
52
talking about this album is like getting milk out of stone...... THERE IS NO WAY!! there's nothing to talk about, it's more of a basic and lifeless album, Niall remains in his same comfort zone since the beginning of his career, this album is basically part two of his debut album, a little more worked, but not ceasing to be extremely basic and forgettable.

the album has its good points, there are some songs that are really good, but others (a large majority) are disposable and lifeless, try to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Heartbreak Weather
  2. Black And White
  3. Dear Patience
  4. Bend The Rules
  5. Small Talk
  6. Nice to Meet Ya
  7. Put a Little Love On Me
  8. Arms Of A Stranger
  9. Everywhere
  10. Cross Your Mind
  11. New Angel
  12. No Judgement
  13. San Francisco
  14. Still
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Added on: February 7, 2020